- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Borough President James Oddo (AH’-doh) has launched efforts to bring Staten Island a charter school to serve students with dyslexia.

The Staten Island Advance (https://bit.ly/2hi6RVL ) says he’s assembling a team to craft an application to the state.

The process could take a year or two.

About 10,000 Staten Island students have the learning disorder, which makes it difficult to read.

The Department of Education has been phasing in programs for students with dyslexia and similar disabilities. But advocates say that’s not enough.

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Information from: Staten Island Advance, https://www.silive.com

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